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University of Kansas

Lawrence, United States

  • Cost of Living$ 12,240
  • Tuition Fee From$ 23,951
  • Country Rank-
  • Batch Strength24,581
  • Global Diversity9%
  • Gender Ratio53:47

Overview

About

The University of Kansas (KU) is a public research university with its main campus located in Lawrence, Kansas, and other satellite campuses, research and educational institutes, medical centres, and classrooms spread out around the state of Kansas. With 28,000 students and 2,600 staff members across five campuses, it is a significant public research and teaching institution (Lawrence, Kansas City, Overland Park, Wichita, and Salina). The goal of its several components—to develop leaders, create thriving communities, and make ground-breaking discoveries—binds them together. 

 

The KU School of Business launched multidisciplinary graduate programs in operations research during the 1965–1966 academic year. The initiative allowed for applications in decision science that helped NASA Project Apollo Command Capsule Recovery Operations. The academic computing division at the uni, which was instrumental in the growth of the Internet, produced the original Lynx text-based web browser. Before Tim Berners-Lee developed HTTP and HTML, Lynx allowed hypertext navigation and browsing.

 

Five campuses make up the sizable state-sponsored university known as the University of Kansas. The Association of American Universities (AAU) classifies KU as one of its "R1: Doctoral Universities—Very High Research Activity" members. At KU, there are schools of architecture, business, design & planning, engineering, education, health professions, journalism & mass communications, medicine, law, music, pharmacy, nursing, and social welfare, as well as the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, which houses the School of the Arts and the School of Public Affairs & Administration. The university provides more than 345 degree-granting options. 

University Name University of Kansas
Official Website ku.edu
Year of Establishment 1866
Average Living Cost $15,660
Total No. of International Students 23,410
University Type Public
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Ranking

The University of Kansas, located in Lawrence, USA, is a distinguished public university established in 1865. It is renowned globally for its wide array of academic programs spanning various disciplines, catering to a diverse student body. According to THE (Times Higher Education) University Ranking, the University of Kansas was ranked between 401st to 500th in 2023 among top universities worldwide, showing improvement from previous years. In 2024, QS World University Ranking placed the university at 410th, marking a slight decline from its position of 369th in 2023. These rankings reflect the university's ongoing efforts to enhance its academic standing and international reputation.

University of Kansas - QS Ranking 2024

In the QS World University Rankings for 2024, the University of Kansas has been ranked 410th, showing a slight decrease from its position of 369th in 2023. This fluctuation indicates a competitive landscape in global higher education, prompting the university to continue focusing on strategies to maintain and improve its academic reputation and standing internationally.

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

World University

387

369

410

 

University of Kansas - US News & World Report Ranking 2024

The National University ranking, the university's position dropped from 121st place in 2023 to 151st place in 2024.

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

Global Universities

280

304

-

National University

122

121

151

 

University of Kansas - THE (Times Higher Education) Ranking 2024

In THE (Times Higher Education) Ranking for 2024, the University of Kansas has improved its position, moving from 401st in 2023 to 351st in 2024. This advancement reflects positive momentum in the university's global academic reputation and underscores its ongoing efforts to enhance research output, teaching quality, and international outlook. 

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

University

401

401

351

 

Learn More About: University of Kansas’s Admission

University of Kansas - QS Ranking 2024

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

Accounting and Finance

301

-

-

Biological Sciences

251

301

301

Global MBA

201

201

251

Mathematics

451

-

-

Medicine

301

301

301

Nursing

-

-

151

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

151

151

201

Physics and Astronomy

351

401

501

 

University of Kansas - US News & World Report Ranking 2024

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

Aerospace Engineering PG

50

50

43

Best Graduate Law Schools

70

67

40

Best Graduate Medical Schools

-

-

75

Biomedical Engineering PG

89

88

88

Chemical Engineering PG

73

77

84

Civil Engineering PG

65

60

60

Electrical Engineering PG

85

90

85

Graduate Business School

72

79

78

Mechanical Engineering PG

91

99

97

UG Business

64

64

62

 

University of Kansas - THE (Times Higher Education) Ranking 2024

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

Arts and Humanities

301

301

301

Clinical and Health

301

301

251

Engineering

401

601

501

Life Sciences

401

301

301

PG Business and Economics

601

601

601

PG Computer Science

-

-

501

Psychology

201

201

201

 

Course Rankings

BBA

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

US News & World Report - UG Business

64

64

62

 

LL.M.

Ranked by

2021

2022

2023

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Law

151

201

201

US News & World Report - Best Graduate Law Schools

-

70

67

 

M.A.

Ranked by

2021

2022

2023

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Political Sciences

201

101

201

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Sociology

76

76

151

THE (Times Higher Education) - Arts and Humanities

-

301

301

 

Learn More About: University of Kansas’s Courses

MBA/PGDM

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

QS - Global MBA

201

201

251

US News & World Report - Graduate Business School

72

79

78

 

MIM

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

QS - Accounting and Finance

301

-

-

THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Business and Economics

601

601

601

 

MS

Ranked by

2021

2022

2023

QS - Physics and Astronomy

-

351

401

QS - Pharmacy and Pharmacology

-

151

151

QS - Mathematics

-

451

-

QS - Biological Sciences

-

251

301

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Mathematics

201

201

301

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Physics

201

201

201

US News & World Report - Electrical Engineering PG

-

85

90

US News & World Report - Mechanical Engineering PG

-

91

99

US News & World Report - Aerospace Engineering PG

-

50

50

THE (Times Higher Education) - Life Sciences

-

401

301

US News & World Report - Civil Engineering PG

-

65

60

US News & World Report - Chemical Engineering PG

-

73

77

US News & World Report - Biomedical Engineering PG

-

89

88

THE (Times Higher Education) - Engineering

-

401

601

 

MSN

Ranked by

2021

2022

2023

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Nursing

51

31

51

 

Others PG

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

QS - Medicine

301

301

301

THE (Times Higher Education) - Psychology

201

201

201

US News & World Report - Best Graduate Medical Schools

-

-

75

THE (Times Higher Education) - Clinical and Health

301

301

251

 

Accounting & Commerce

Ranked by

2022

QS - Accounting and Finance

301

 

Arts ( Fine / Visual / Performing )

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

THE (Times Higher Education) - Arts and Humanities

301

301

301

 

Business & Management Studies

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

US News & World Report - UG Business

64

64

62

THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Business and Economics

601

601

601

QS - Global MBA

201

201

251

US News & World Report - Graduate Business School

72

79

78

 

Engineering

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

US News & World Report - Electrical Engineering PG

85

90

85

US News & World Report - Mechanical Engineering PG

91

99

97

US News & World Report - Aerospace Engineering PG

50

50

43

US News & World Report - Civil Engineering PG

65

60

60

US News & World Report - Chemical Engineering PG

73

77

84

US News & World Report - Biomedical Engineering PG

89

88

88

THE (Times Higher Education) - Engineering

401

601

501

THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Computer Science

-

-

501

 

Humanities & Social Sciences

Ranked by

2021

2022

2023

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Political Sciences

201

101

201

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Sociology

76

76

151

THE (Times Higher Education) - Psychology

-

201

201

 

Law

Ranked by

2021

2022

2023

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Law

151

201

201

US News & World Report - Best Graduate Law Schools

-

70

67

 

Medicine & Health Sciences

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

QS - Pharmacy and Pharmacology

151

151

201

QS - Medicine

301

301

301

US News & World Report - Best Graduate Medical Schools

-

-

75

THE (Times Higher Education) - Clinical and Health

301

301

251

 

Nursing

Ranked by

2021

2022

2023

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Nursing

51

31

51

 

Science

Ranked by

2021

2022

2023

QS - Physics and Astronomy

-

351

401

QS - Mathematics

-

451

-

QS - Biological Sciences

-

251

301

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Mathematics

201

201

301

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Physics

201

201

201

THE (Times Higher Education) - Life Sciences

-

401

301

 

Aerospace Engineering

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

US News & World Report - Aerospace Engineering PG

50

50

43

 

Biology

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

QS - Biological Sciences

251

301

301

THE (Times Higher Education) - Life Sciences

401

301

301

 

Biomedical Engineering

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

US News & World Report - Biomedical Engineering PG

89

88

88

 

Business Economics

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Business and Economics

601

601

601

 

Chemical Engineering

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

US News & World Report - Chemical Engineering PG

73

77

84

 

Civil Engineering

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

US News & World Report - Civil Engineering PG

65

60

60

 

Computer Science Engineering

Ranked by

2024

THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Computer Science

501

 

Electrical Engineering

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

US News & World Report - Electrical Engineering PG

85

90

85

 

Mathematics

Ranked by

2021

2022

2023

QS - Mathematics

-

451

-

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Mathematics

201

201

301

 

Mechanical Engineering

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

US News & World Report - Mechanical Engineering PG

91

99

97

 

Physics

Ranked by

2021

2022

2023

QS - Physics and Astronomy

-

351

401

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Physics

201

201

201

 

Accounting

Ranked by

2022

QS - Accounting and Finance

301

 

Pharmacy

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

QS - Pharmacy and Pharmacology

151

151

201

 

Political Science

Ranked by

2021

2022

2023

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Political Sciences

201

101

201

 

Psychology

Ranked by

2022

2023

2024

THE (Times Higher Education) - Psychology

201

201

201

 

Sociology

Ranked by

2021

2022

2023

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Sociology

76

76

151

Year

QS Ranks

US News Ranks

2023

#369

#304

2022

#387

#304

Facilities

The Centre For Teaching Excellence (CTE) recognises that there will be times when you must provide support and help to students in ways that are not purely educational. This assistance can come in many different forms, such as giving students financial aid for unexpected expenses or assistance with finding groceries, legal counsel, medical, and mental health services. All of these needs are covered by the various University Resources.

 

If you encounter students who require support and assistance with things other than their academics, the resources listed in the list below may be helpful. The university wishes to create a community of engaged and connected learners when they and the students as "whole" persons with needs and values that extend beyond those that are evident in the classroom. Check out the various University of Kansas facilities below.

  • Advising
  • Financial Assistance
  • Writing Help
  • Study Skills
  • Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Student Support
  • Food Bank
  • BBus Services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support

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Courses

Admission

University of Kansas Acceptance Rate 
 

The University of Kansas has an acceptance rate of 88%. Among admitted applicants who submitted test scores, approximately half achieved SAT scores between 1090 and 1340 or ACT scores between 21 and 28. However, a quarter of admitted students scored above these ranges, while another quarter scored below them. Admissions officials at the University of Kansas prioritize a student's GPA as a significant academic factor. High school class rank and letters of recommendation are not taken into consideration by admissions officials at the University of Kansas.

 

University of Kansas Entry Requirements

When it comes to the University of Kansas entry requirements; it largely depends on which course a student chooses. The university has a set of requirements on the official site however we have listed below the undergraduate and graduate admission requirements for your understanding. 

 

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

All necessary materials, including credentials appropriate to their home country, must be submitted by international undergraduate applicants. Any student who took more than three months off from attending school following high school must submit a brief statement outlining their absence and how they spent it. Even though the university has comparable admission standards, earning the minimum GPA or requirements does not ensure admission.

  • A common online application form
  • An application fee of 85 USD
  • Minimum GPA of 2.25 out of 4
  • High school transcripts
  • List of senior year courses
  • English Language proficiency tests 

 

Graduate Admission Requirements

  • A common online application form
  • An application fee of 85 USD
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0/4 
  • Transcripts of your previous degree
  • LOR
  • CV/Resume
  • Statement of Purpose

 

English Proficiency Requirement 

The University of Kansas maintains specific English language proficiency requirements for international applicants to ensure they can thrive academically in an English-speaking environment. Prospective students from non-English-speaking countries are typically required to demonstrate their proficiency through standardised tests given below: 

Test

Score

TOEFL iBT

79

IELTS

6.5

PTE

53

 

University of Kansas Fees

The Kansas Board of Regents and KU administration annually evaluate and approve the tuition rate. You should be aware that the university takes the issue of high tuition seriously and that it is upfront about rate increases and the use of your money. Perhaps housing will be the next biggest expense for students. To allow students to choose based on their preferences, whether they be amenities, culture, or cost, KU offers a variety of on-campus options. Let us see some of the popular courses and their University of Kansas fees below - 

  • M.S Electrical Engineering: $30,595
  • M.S Mechanical Engineering: $30,595
  • B.F.A Design: Photo Media: $26,734
  • B.S Community Health (BSE): $26,734
  • Ph.D Biomedical Sciences: $29,670
  • Ph.D Nursing Practice: $25,320

 

 

Placement

For the year 2019, the University of Kansas reported a placement rate of 78% and a knowledge rate of 67%. The median pay was USD 51,000, with an average salary of about 51,800 USD. Graduates of the university were employed by more than 750 companies, and 34% of those graduates who wanted to continue their studies were accepted by 12 prestigious colleges. When it comes to University of Kansas placements; the university is very astute to present the students with the right opportunity. The department of placements takes care of helping the right minds with knowledge and preparation for things like resume & interview groundwork. 

Scholarship

Given below are some of the scholarships you can apply for at University of Kansas: 

 

Scholarship name

Eligibility

Award

KU Distinction

International freshman | GPA 3.85 - 3.94

56,000 USD (14,000 USD/year)

KU Performance

International freshman | GPA 3.50 - 3.69

40,000 USD (10,000 USD/year)

KU Excellence

International freshman | GPA 3.95 - 4.00

64,000 USD (16,000 USD/year)

KU Access

International freshman | GPA 3.25 - 3.49

32,000 USD (8,000 USD/year)

KU Achievement

International freshman | GPA 3.70 - 3.84

48,000 USD (12,000 USD/year)

KU International Transfer Scholarship

GPA 3.5 | CV | One Letter of Recommendation

3,000 to 7,000 USD

Finances

Most international students are obligated to show proof of sufficient funds in order to obtain a visa. While some students may have the opportunity to make use of scholarships, not all students cut the eligibility to get a scholarship or a grant. Moreover, not all scholarships cover 100% of your study abroad expenses. At such times, most students resort to acquiring education loans to avoid the financial hassles associated with studying at the University of Kansas. For Indian students, UniCreds is the ideal education loan marketplace if you’re looking for low-interest rates and free consultation services!

Accommodation

There are several student housing options available for students planning to attend University of Kansas. You may select from a wide choice of affordable yet elegant student flats, halls of residence, studios, ensuites, and more! You have the option of staying on campus in the university halls of residence or a private residence. Because of their proximity to the university, on-campus housing options may be ideal; nevertheless, they tend to fill up fast and are more expensive.

 

UniAcco simplifies the process of finding student housing and offers a variety of options. As a result, students can select from a wide range of available student accommodations near the university, such as luxury studios, en-suites, and shared apartments that are more inexpensive and student-friendly.

 

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Kansas can be manageable if students budget their expenses prior. We have done the research for you and listed below all the necessary items and their costs for students’ understanding. 

 

Items

Cost

Off-Campus Accommodation (monthly)

USD 501

On-Campus Accommodation (monthly)

USD 1,007

Transportation (monthly)

USD 87

Food Cost (monthly)

USD 261

Utilities (monthly)

USD 205

Entertainment (monthly)

USD 48

Markets (monthly)

USD 48

Clothes (monthly)

USD 75

Health Insurance

USD 80

Total cost of living in off-campus accommodation (per month)

USD 1,305

Total cost of living in on-campus accommodation (per month)

USD 1,811

Annual Cost of living

USD 15,660

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